VALLEY OF FLOWERS & THE LORD CURZON TRAIL IN INDIA

The Valley of Flowers and the lord Curzon trail is the beautiful trail in north India and valley situated at an altitude of 3300 mts to 3650mts. Is the paradise of nature lovers. Starting from about 6 kms from Bhuindhar village it covers an area of about 87 square kms. The valley is exceptionally rich of the flowers wealth and has the largest collection of wild flowers species. The river Pushpawati flows through the verdant valley. The valley blooms with exotic. Flower from June, July till early September. There are about 520 species of flowering plants and the area was declared as a National Park in 1982. The animal like Himalayan black bears, musk deer’s, brown bears, Bharal and rich variety of birds and butter flies are found in this national Park.

In 1905, Lord Curzon reached Kuari Pass (4652 m). Kuaripass means "door way”. He made the trek, and since then it is also known as the Curzon trail. The main attraction of it is the imposing view of the eastern peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, the twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, Trishul, Bertholi, Hathi Ghodi Parvat, Mana, and Neelkanth peaks. The trek passes through Pristine Rhododendron, oak and deodar forest. Rarely Himalayan flora and fauna are found as plenty as on this trail. The Kuari (virgin) Pass treks is a highly varied & scenic trek which passes through three lesser Passes & five major rivers - the Pinder, Kaliganga, Nandakini, Birehiganga & Dhauli Ganga. The pass or "KHAL" is approached from the ancient trek (Goat Track) route to Joshimath, Badrinath along the pilgrim’s route. This trek can be undertaken from Auli or from Debal or Ghat near Nandprayag.

Region:: Garhwal Himalaya
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 14 Nights & 15 Days / 07 Nights Hotel, 07 Nights Camping, 11Days Trekking
Best Time: August to October

Highlights:
Time spent in the Valley Of Flowers, a UNESCO world heritage site
Highest Sikh shrine of Hem Kund Sahib, a Sikh temple by the lakeside
Bhram kamal, Cobra Lilly & Blue Poppy, beautiful flowers found in the region
View of Ratban Parvat & Nar Parvat mountains forming a great backdrop to the valley
Driving through the Alaknanda valley
Peak ascent of a Himalayan peak in the middle of some great alpine landscape
Stunning views of some of the famous Himalayan giant peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Chaukhamba & Trishul
Camping on some of the most beautiful bugyals (high altitude meadows) in the Indian Himalayas
Explore Rishikesh and the sacred River Ganges
Two weeks of classic Garhwal trekking in the India Himalaya